Boys & Girls Clubs of PBC Receive Over $2 Million in Awards from 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Funding Provides Expanded Academic Enrichment Opportunities for Children
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 30, 2014) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (BGCPBC) is pleased to announce the receipt of over $2 million in awards from 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC).
Awards support the academic enrichment programs at Boys & Girls Clubs at Belle Glade Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, Gladeview Elementary School, and the Teen Center in the Glades, the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club, the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club, the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club, and the Florence De George Boys & Girls Club.
The Boys & Girls Clubs wishes to thank the U.S. Department of Education, the Florida Governor’s Office, Florida Department of Financial Services, Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, the Florida Department of Education, Florida Health Palm Beach County, and the Government Relations Committee of the BGCPBC for their advocacy on its behalf to secure this important funding.
“The 21st Century Community Learning Centers awards are very competitive state-wide,” said Jaene Miranda, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “To win three continuing awards and four brand new awards is outstanding. It’s an affirmation of what our organization stands for. Our goal with these awards is to continue to provide academic enrichment in a safe environment to keep our Club members on track to graduate from high school, and help them demonstrate good character and citizenship, and lead healthy lifestyles.”
The 21st CCLC initiative is an opportunity for students to enhance and reinforce academic lessons of the regular school day, while also allowing them to learn new skills and discover new opportunities after the regular school day has ended.
The focus of the 21st CCLC program, re-authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act, is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in basic academic subjects. In addition, 21st CCLC programs provide family instructional programs, youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art and music programs, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the program.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.